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Item 761: 00761_Partida, Frank_Magnolia Park, Politics

 Item — Box: 13

Interviewer(s): Natalie Garza

Project: University of Houston

Frank Partida was born and raised in Magnolia Park in Houston and is a staple in the Mexican American community. His story is important for the knowledge he has of Magnolia Park history and his activism in various community and political organizations serving the Mexican Americans in Houston. He begins the interview by talking about the preparation for the Magnolia Park centennial anniversary. He then explains what it was like growing up in Magnolia Park with gangs and the activities that children participated in to pass the time. Partida talks about his employment history, principally working as a salesman for different breweries and later as a carpenter. About half of the interview is about Mexican American community organizations, activism, and politics. Partida’s grandfather, Elias Ramirez was involved in starting LULAC in Houston and Sociedad Mutualista Benito Juarez. From his grandfather, Partida learned about getting involved and he talks about his work in political campaigns to promote Mexican American democratic candidates, the importance of the Viva Kennedy campaign, and working on the Poverty Campaign introduced by Lyndon B. Johnson.


  • 1996-2017

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Oral history interviews are only available for use when the University of Houston Libraries is in possession of a release form signed by both interviewee and interviewer allowing for such access.


From the Collection: 25.0 linear feet

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA